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Breastfeeding Resources


FREE breastfeeding support from WIC

Call before you come in so we can be ready.*

(Some WIC sites close for lunch from 1-2)

ONE-ON-ONE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

All WIC sites offer breastfeeding support without an

appointment, Monday-Friday 8-5.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPS

VENTURA WIC: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30*

S. OXNARD WIC: Fridays 11:00– 12:00*

N. OXNARD WIC: Wednesdays—time varies*

*Call WIC to confirm group times

 

 

Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County   

www.breastfeedventura.org                                       bfeed

WHO WE ARE

The Coalition is a non profit 501c3 corporation, comprised of health care providers, community leaders, policy makers, and parents, as well as public and private organizations with the common goal of promoting and supporting breastfeeding as the culture norm in Ventura County.

OUR MISSION AND VISION

Our mission is to promote breastfeeding in the community by providing resources and education to families, health care professionals, employers, and policy makers.

Our vision is to see EVERY FAMILY IS SUPPORTED TO BREASTFEED

WHAT WE DO

Through Outreach, Education and Advocacy we seek to improve breastfeeding rates in our community, contributing to a healthier Ventura County.

Outreach: Resource Guide & Website, advertising rack cards, Thank you for Nursing your baby cards and Nursing Nook provided at Community Events

Education: Annual Education Conference

Advocacy: Annual World Breastfeeding Week Proclamation at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors 

           

Visit The Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County on YouTube for breastfeeding videos: Breastfeedvc

                                                     


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https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CFH/DWICSN/Pages/Families/FeedingMyFamily/FeedingMyBaby.aspx

 

Feeding My Baby

WIC is a nutrition program that helps families eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides you and your family with personalized nutrition tips and breastfeeding support. Families grow healthy with California WIC!

Understanding my baby’s cues

Having a baby is a very exciting time! Whether you choose to breastfeed or formula feed your baby, WIC can help you learn more about your baby’s behavior and how to understand your baby’s needs. WIC can help you learn about why babies sleep differently than adults , how your baby communicates with you, and how to calm your crying baby.

Getting to Know Your Baby (PDF) 

 

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Risks for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

 


Breastfeeding

WIC encourages breastfeeding and provides the support you need to get breastfeeding off to a good start. Check with your local WIC site as to what type of support they can provide you and your baby. Breastmilk is all your baby needs for the first six months of life.

A Guide to Breastfeeding (PDF)

Formula Compared to Breastmilk (PDF)

Formula Compared to Breastmilk Poster (PDF)


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"Good nutrition in the 1000 days between a women's pregnancy and her child's secound birthday sets the foundation for all the days that follow" 


 

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Mission

To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

 

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